THE HOT TUNA FRIDAY MUSIC 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES BEGINS!
CELEBRATING THEIR PHENOMENAL 1972 CLASSIC MASTERWORK
FIRST TIME EVER 180 GRAM TRANSLUCENT BLUE AUDIOPHILE VINYL!
STRIKING ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER ART PRESENTATION
BRAND NEW LINER NOTE COMMENTARY FROM HOT TUNA FOUNDERS JORMA KAUKONEN & JACK CASADY
IMPECCABLY MASTERED BY JOE REAGOSO AT FRIDAY MUSIC STUDIOS FROM THE GRUNT RECORDS TAPES
INCLUDES CLASSIC TRACKS: “WATER SONG” “KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ “ “99 YEAR BLUES” “TRUE RELIGION” & “HIGHWAY SONG”
SPECIAL GUESTS: DAVID CROSBY, NICK BUCK & RICHARD TALBOT
HOT TUNA: JORMA KAUKONEN, JACK CASADY, PAPA JOHN CREACH, SAMMY PIAZZA
ON TOUR 2020
99 Year Blues
Keep On Truckin'
Ode For Billy Dean
Let Us Get Together Right Down Here
Sunny Day Strut
The legendary Bay area rock superstars Hot Tuna have continually scored now for almost five decades a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible career. At first an experimental side project during their tenure with Jefferson Airplane, co-founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady soon created a full time Hot Tuna, giving the music world a whole new approach to blues, country blues, gospel, jazz fusion, and all things rock with their magnificent artistry and musicianship which is unparalleled to this day.
Over four decades ago, Jorma and Jack along with Papa John Creach and Sammy Piazza unearthed their masterwork classic “Burgers.” With a great menu of songs ranging from contemporary rock, folk to gospel, styles, the 9 track album simply became manna for the fans and underground and FM radio rock stations.
Jorma Kaukonen’s “True Religion” kicks off the fine collection, and then the fireworks light up as more Tuna classics like “99 Year Blues”, “Keep On Truckin’” and the impeccable instrumental and radio favorite “Water Song” truly make “Burgers” the amazing album its been during their seventies reign and beyond.
Known for their incredible jams in concert and in the studio setting, you will get to hear a stellar workout on “Sea Child” and the slow blues hard rocker “Ode For Billy Dean”, which features a brilliant electric violin lead by the late Papa John Creach, which follows alongside the bluesy vocals and guitar of Jorma Kaukonen, matched perfectly with the heavy rhythmic section provided by bassist extraordinaire Jack Casady and drummer Sammy Piazza.
More surprises abound the listener as special guest and dear friend and fellow rock legend David Crosby joins the band as well on the Hot Tuna favorite “Highway Song”, which adds another great ingredient to this wonderful masterwork release.
This amazing album has been out of print for many years in the vinyl format, that is until now……
Friday Music is no stranger to the brilliant music of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane family of artists, therefore we are very pleased to announce for the very first time on Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl – Hot Tuna’s signature rock album “Burgers.”
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship) at Friday Music Studios from the Grunt Records tapes, this limited edition audiophile version of “Burgers” will be manufactured for a very limited time on 180 Gram Translucent Blue vinyl, and will truly be a welcome addition to your Hot Tuna collection.
To further enhance your Hot Tuna listening enjoyment, we are also including their masterwork in the long out of print gatefold cover art presentation, featuring the fine photography of Bruce Steinberg, plus new liner commentary from founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.
Hot Tuna……”Burgers”……a historic album… first time release on 180 Gram Translucent Blue Audiophile Vinyl….only from your friends at Friday Music….CELEBRATE!!!